Chemical Peels

Aleksandra Predota, Board-Certified APRN FNP-C in Middletown, RI

Why choose Scientiphika Medical Spa
for your chemical peel treatment?

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels can make your skin look radiant and youthful. We recommend this treatment to address various skin problems and improve overall texture.

At Scientiphika Medical Spa, we offer many levels of peels that can address different concerns, such as smoothing dry patches or reducing acne scarring. All skin peels are effective in removing dead skin cells. When the skin heals, it becomes tighter, smoother, more radiant, and has smaller pores. Our Medical Director, Aleksandra Predota, ARNP, FNP-C custom selects the ideal chemical peel best suited to your skin type, treatment goals, lifestyle, and budget.

What types of skin issues can a medical chemical peel treat?

How do chemical peels work?


Chemical peels are facial treatments that remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface to reveal the new skin beneath. To exfoliate the top layer of skin, a medical professional will apply a chemical solution.

Medium and deep chemical peels also remove skin cells from the layers below.  A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure that can achieve remarkable results with minimal to no pain and slight recovery.

What happens during the Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels usually take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on how deep the treatment is. Preparing your skin for the appointment is the first step. First, we will clean your skin and then cover and protect your eyes and hair.  Next, Aleksandra Predota, APRN FNP-C will apply a highly effective chemical solution to your face using a brush or sponge. The solution (typically glycolic, malic, or salicylic acid), exfoliates and rejuvenates new skin. The solution may cause a slight stinging sensation on your skin.

Aleksandra will then neutralize the solution and gently remove it from your skin. She will apply a cooling compress and a rejuvenating hyaluronic/peptide mask to further soothe your skin. 

Depending on the depth of the peel, we may recommend pain medication to use at home.

What can you expect after your chemical peel treatment

The healing time that follows your chemical peel will vary based on the depth of the treatment chosen to meet your goals.  This is why it is essential that patients schedule a complimentary, confidential consultation in advance of scheduling a treatment that may impact your activities for a short period of time.

For example, some mild peels will cause redness and swelling that will last up to one week. Depending on the peel chose, patients typically experience skin flaking for up to two weeks following treatment. 

For the deeper peels, patients may need a topical cream and pain medication to ease the discomfort that may last one to two weeks.

All chemical peels require that patients refrain from wearing make up during the healing process and it is essential that patients avoid sun exposure.

How many chemical peel treatments will I need?

After just one chemical peel, you will see a marked improvement in your skin’s appearance.  Depending on the intensity of the treatment, it can take time for your skin to heal. After just one treatment you will see a marked improvement in your skin’s appearance, and you may choose to keep your skin healthy and radiant with a routine chemical peel regimen. In this case, routine chemical peels should be spaced approximately three months apart.

Are chemical peels safe for all skin types

Safety is more closely related to skin and health conditions, than skin types.  This is why it is essential that you select a highly qualified, board-certified practitioner with experience evaluating the overall health of your skin and the right type of treatment to achieve your desired results.

What should I expect after my chemical peel?

You may experience some redness and irritation after a chemical peel. The redness should disappear within five to seven days. Some medium-depth chemical peels can cause crusting. Avoid prolonged direct sun exposure for at least a few months. The skin may still be sensitive after deep and medium chemical peels.

How much do chemical peels cost?

During our consultation we will discuss your options and costs, which typically run in the $200 range

Are chemical peels good for preventing wrinkles?

Light peels can be very effective in reducing fine lines. For more severe wrinkles, deeper peels are more effective.

How long will my chemical peel results last?

Many factors can affect the longevity of your results. You can prolong the life of your results by following a good skin care regimen. Caring for your skin will ensure that your skin is well-hydrated, clean, and well-nourished. Routine chemical peels are a great tool to maintain the beauty and health of your skin throughout the year.